Lean Metrics: Beware the danger of chasing numbers

Lean Metrics: Beware the danger of chasing numbers

One of the key principles in lean manufacturing implementations is to “make it visual”. The premise is that anybody should be able to understand the current status of a process at a glance.  Any out of standard conditions should be immediately obvious, so...
7 Wastes of Lean Manufacturing

7 Wastes of Lean Manufacturing

Use these links to quickly navigate to the various sections of this article What is waste? The 7 wastes of lean manufacturing How to remember the 7 wastes The 8 wastes of lean manufacturing 7 wastes of lean in services 7 wastes of lean in healthcare What Is Waste?...
Lean Manufacturing: Eliminating the 7 wastes

Lean Manufacturing: Eliminating the 7 wastes

Lean manufacturing is a business improvement methodology focused on optimising the flow of value to the customer. Companies that implement lean manufacturing principles aim to reduce the amount of waste in their processes. There are 7 wastes in lean manufacturing,...
The Comprehensive Guide to Lean Manufacturing Terminology

The Comprehensive Guide to Lean Manufacturing Terminology

Seen a word or phrase you don’t recognise? Don’t panic! Our extensive Lean Glossary is here to explain all the abbreviations, acronyms and otherwise unfamiliar lean terminology. From Andon to Zero Defects, we’ve got you covered! 5S 5S is a cycle used...
What is Lean Manufacturing?

What is Lean Manufacturing?

Lean manufacturing refers to an approach to production that focuses on adding value for the customer in the most efficient way possible.  This means optimisation of safety, quality, delivery and cost through the removal of waste in the process.  Anything that...
Choosing the right Process Management Functional Team

Choosing the right Process Management Functional Team

Roles & Responsibilities of a Process Management Functional Team In this article we will take a look at the various roles and responsibilities that make up a process management functional team. Process Owner The Process Owner is the individual that is responsible...

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